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A woman wearing a face mask in Monterey Park, California. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

The number of coronavirus cases is growing as more than 98,000 people are infected globally and more than 3,300 deaths. California declared a State o(...)

Shoppers browse board games at a Target store in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Daniel Acker / Bloomberg

Target Corp on Tuesday forecast full-year earnings below analysts’ estimates and missed lowered expectations for holiday-quarter revenue, as the retai(...)

Walmart has coped better than other retailers with competitive pressure from Amazon, in part because of the scale of its domestic grocery business.

The world’s biggest retailer Walmart has reported a slowdown in sales growth, cautioning volumes in the US had been unexpectedly weak in the run-up to(...)

Strong Roots founder and chief executive Samuel Dennigan at the company’s Dublin headquarters. Photograph: Tom Maher

Samuel Dennigan is, in his own words, “very good at vegging”. It’s an unwitting pun from the Dubliner whose fast-growing frozen food business, Strong (...)

Bucking the trend, housebuilders were in vogue, with Cairn Homes up 0.8 per cent at €1.30, while Glenveagh Properties increased by 0.2 per cent to 87c.

Ireland’s Iseq stocks index declined on Wednesday, dragged down by market heavyweights AIB and Ryanair, as global markets were generally underpinned a(...)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange: the S&P 500, which sets the tone for markets globally, passed a landmark in August as it recorded its longest rally, having gone nine and half years without a fall of at least 20 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

US-China trade tensions. Brexit. Fears of a global recession. Drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil refineries. Donald Trump becoming the third US presid(...)

Jan Rogers Kniffen, a retail consultant, said of the current levels of discounting: ‘Outside of a recession, it’s the deepest I’ve seen.’

US department stores and clothing retailers, trying to weather the continued onslaught of online shopping, are resorting to some of the biggest discou(...)

Home improvement retailer Kingfisher, which owns B&Q,  slumped 7 per cent. Photograph: PA

European shares fell on Wednesday as concerns over US-China trade escalated after the US Senate passed legislation backing human rights protesters in (...)

Traders working the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Heading into Tuesday’s  afternoon session, seven of the 11 major S&P 500 sectors were lower

Several European markets reversed course to close lower in a choppy session on Tuesday as lack of clarity on the progress of trade talks between Washi(...)

News of the US Federal Reserve’s rate cut helped bank stocks on Thursday. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP Photo

Global stocks were pushed higher on Thursday, a day after the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected and left the door open for further mon(...)

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